The annual women's tea at Friendship Missionary Baptist

Last weekend, I celebrated the beginning of Women’s History Month by attending an annual tea hosted by the Women’s New Perspective Ministry at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Tea, finger sandwiches, desserts, and fellowship set the tone, followed by the movie “Mosaic.”

It’s customary for women to wear hats, and many ladies were dressed in their finest headpieces. New friendships and girl talk produced much laughter and sisterhood during this delightful event.

Tuesday was opening night for the must-see musical “The BodyGuard” at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in uptown. The opening act nearly had me out of my seat, and yes, singer Deborah Cox gave new life to the late Whitney Houston, as she belted out Houston’s classic hits, leaving me with chill bumps. Cox’s performance was flawless and memorable. This is a four-star performance that I would recommend to everyone.

Check out my weekend picks.


Blues By Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum ~ The Charlotte Folk Society (CFS) presents North Carolina native and Blues singer Logie Meachum.  “His songwriting and storytelling reflect his rich and varied life experiences,” CFS says, and he has a reputation for creating song lyrics on the fly. Enjoy a free concert (donations appreciated) with Logie, soulful songstress Holly Lorette and renowned guitarist Eric Lovell. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Great Aunt Stella Center (926 Elizabeth Avenue). More info


Temptation ~ A family that prays together stays together? When one gets married, they make promises to love, honor and cherish. What promise did David make to Sheila? Diva & Me Productions presents the stage play “Temptation” —  When EVERY thing you NEED comes at the RIGHT time but from the WRONG person. Location: West Charlotte High School (2219 Senior Drive). Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $15-$20. More info

Sunday Reading Series ~ Join special guest Julie Funderburk as she reads from her published work, and bring your own (published or not) for the open mic. Presented by Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc. Light refreshments served. Location: 1817 Central Ave. Cost: Members free, $5 for non-members. Time: 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. More info

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Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...